Earlier today, the Megalobox anime staff hosted a panel at Anime NYC. During the event, the hosts announced that the series will get a sequel, titled Megalobox_2. A trailer was shown during the panel, which you can check out below.
Just announced at @animenyc! @MEGALOBOX_ 2 in development! pic.twitter.com/twB67yjVAD
— TMS Entertainment (@tmsanime) November 16, 2019
A visual for the show was also revealed, which features a profile image of Gearless Joe looking to the sky, black crosses rising from his back:
The story is set 7 years later!! They showed a teaser and it looks hype as hell!! pic.twitter.com/rQc61JiRd3
— LumRanmaYasha @ Anime NYC (@LumRanmaYasha) November 16, 2019
Megalobox aired in the Winter 2018 broadcast season. The series aired in North America on Toonami, with its run starting December 8, 2018.
Megalobox is an original project, which was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow’s Joe) manga. You Moriyama helmed the project at TMS Entertainment, with the team of Katsuhiko Manabe (Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Gekitō no Shō) and Kensaku Kojima taking charge of series composition and scripts.
mabanua (Kids on the Slope) scored the soundtrack. In addition, You Moriyama pulled double duty on conceptual design.
Viz Media holds the rights to the series, which they describe as:
Bored, resigned, and unfulfilled, a young man with neither name nor past survives by fighting in underground matches of a sport called “Megalobox,” a form of boxing that utilizes powered exoskeletons. Calling himself JNK.DOG, he feels trapped in a world of crime, poverty, and ecological collapse. All that changes when he has a chance encounter with Yuri, the reigning king of Megalobox. Now, obsessed with proving himself, JNK. DOG becomes a man driven to do whatever it takes to fight his way to the top of the rankings and take on the champion.
A manga adaptation of Megalobox by Chikara Sakuma, titled Megalobox – Shukumei no Sōken, launched in the March 2018 issue of Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine Edge.
Sources: Twitter (TMS Entertainment), Twitter (LumRanmaYasha)